Old Photos of Gleeson
As with Courtland, these are the old photos that I've managed to collect so far. Again...probably major copyright violations...some came from books, some were emailed to me, some I found on the internet, and sometimes, it's just best not to ask....
In June of 1912, a huge fire destroyed most of Gleeson, burning buildings on both sides of Main Street. The fire was deemed "suspicious in nature,"
Brothers Barney and Joe Bono in 1910
The Gleeson Family in 1935
Gleeson Jail in 1937, as viewed from the Shannon/Miner's Hospital.
Gleeson movie theatre in 1917.
Gleeson school in the 1930s. Construction was completed for the 1918-19 school year, and served grades 1-8, High school kids were bussed over to Tombstone.
Gleeson was served by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The depot sat about a mile north of town. The front part of the depot was moved to property in Elfrida. The two story back portion most likely met a similar fate.
The Gleeson Post Office sat on Main Street.
Main Street in Gleeson with the Bono Store on the right. Main Street is also known as High Lonesome Road. This came about as folks petitioned the county supervisors for improvements, as this road ran from Douglas into Courtland
The Shannon , or Miner's Hospital in 1937. This was a state of the art hospital in its day, with electricity and running water. Other choices for hospitals back then were Bisbee or Douglas.
Yee Wee's Chinese Restaurant in 1917. Yee Wee lived in a house behind the restaurant, away from the "noise" of Main Street.